By Anne Dachel
Feb 23, 2015, Robert Kennedy, Jr had an article published by Mothering.com. Kennedy focused on corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the failure of the media to honestly cover the most heated controversy in pediatric medicine: the link between vaccines and autism.
Members of the media eagerly tell us about all the official studies supposedly proving vaccines are safe. But that's THEIR SCIENCE, with carefully manipulated findings that neatly cover up the damage that's being done to America's children.
Here Kennedy described what's really been going on at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I would say this article answers the questions: WHAT did they know, WHEN did they know it, and WHAT did they do to cover it up. And Kennedy is absolutely right to cite the media's role in this health care disaster:
Despite the evidence, mainstream journalists refuse to report the myriad problems at CDC's vaccine program. Instead media outlets and journalists, almost without exception, dutifully parrot CDC's assurances that all is well and censure vaccine safety advocates who urge the removal of Thimerosal from vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry spent $3.8 billion in direct marketing to TV, radio, newspapers and other direct marketing outlets in 2013 and an astonishing $5.4 billion in 2005. Some vaccine safety advocates have questioned whether that cash pipeline accounts, in part, for the mainstream media's blackout affecting discussions of Thimerosal safety.
What Kennedy reveals about oversight at the CDC can't be explained away. How long can the government continue to lie to the American people?
The debate over Thimerosal has precipitated a journalistic, as well as a public health crisis. For many years, I've been puzzled by the bland and apparently baseless insistence by members of the press that it is safe to inject mercury, one of the world's most neurotoxic elements, more deadly by orders of magnitude than lead - into young children and pregnant women. The most troubling aspect of this debate has been a widespread reluctance of journalists to actually read the peer reviewed science, but instead to adopt the talking points of often badly compromised public health regulators and vaccine industry spokesmen. Journalists simply repeat, again and again, the mantra that no study has ever shown Thimerosal to be dangerous. In fact, the opposite is true: there is not a single credible study that purports to show that Thimerosal is safe.
A senior CDC vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has invoked the protection of the Federal Whistleblower Statute following the release of his taped conversations disclosing pervasive corruption within CDC's Vaccine Safety Division. Dr. Thompson, a sixteen year veteran and a senior scientist at CDC's Immunology Safety Office, is currently employed at CDC's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Thompson is an author of two of the three epidemiological studies on American population touted by CDC to "prove" the safety of Thimerosal against developmental disabilities. Thimerosal is a controversial mercury based vaccine preservative that research scientists and vaccine safety advocates have connected to the epidemic of brain disorders in children. The vaccine industry's foremost spokesman and the world's premier champion for Thimerosal in vaccines, Dr. Paul Offit, stated in 2008 that Dr. Thompson's "wonderful" 2007 study was the "definitive" study on Thimerosal safety.
But Thompson now says that his bosses at CDC pressured him to alter the results of that study to conceal Thimerosal's risks. . . .